The 977-ft. (297 in) LPG tanker Matthew was docked in mid-August into drydock Elbe 17 of Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH to be repaired, modernized and converted in 33 days. The ship was berthed at the quay for an additional 12 days so that tests could
The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
The 13,740-dwt Happy Buccaneer, said to be the most powerful heavy lift cargo carrier in the world, was delivered recently by the Hiroshima yard of Hitachi Zosen Corporation in Japan to Amstel Tanker Management B.V. (Mammoet Transport) of the Netherlands.
According to the Annual Report of Lloyd's Register of Shipping, events during 1985 offered little to the world's shipping and shipbuilding industries, and there were few indications of any real improvements in the foreseeable future. The world merchant fleet declined last year to 416.
U.S. Yards Could Gain $ 6 . 6 Billion In Retrofit Work The Congressional legislative battle over double-hull/double-bottom tankers appears to be drawing to a conclusion. According to reports, House and Senate conferees are currently working on
White there are grave uncertainties in the picture of world oil supply and demand as a result of Middle East and other developments, it is expected that U.S. tankerborne imports of oil will more than triple during the 1970s. The projection was made in Tulsa, Okla.
Ottawa, Canada — June 16-19 This major event will bring forth the results of research and development in designing ships for ice navigation by many nations of the world. For years to come "Ice Tech '81" will be considered and referenced as
An option to build a second 140,000-dwt oil tanker at the Puerto Real yard of Astilleros Espanoles SA has been taken up by Nacionale de Navegacion (CNN), bringing to five the number of Suezmax tankers on order at the state-owned facility in southern Spain.
The Marghera yard of Fincantieri-Cantieri Navali Italiani recently delivered the 135,000- dwt bulk carrier Ignazio to shipowner Fermar Company, Ferruzzi Group. The ship will be utilized to transport coal for the Italian thermoelectric power plants
Gulf Copper & Manufacturing Corporation, Port Arthur, Texas, recently signed a contract with Oceaneering Production Systems, a division of Oceaneering International, Inc., Houston, Texas, to provide facility and services to convert the tanker